Non diver, Gap year packages:
Research diver + Scuba certification + 35 day, Min age: 16.
Prices From: € 1480.00. Including half board accommodation and Scuba diving course, all learning materials and certification.
Students will be supplied new diving equipment if required, which they will keep after completion of the course.
This course will begin by teaching a students to become internationally recognised advanced scuba divers with all the necessary skills to operate underwater safely and with confidence. This will take approximately 4 days, involving academic lessons and practical sessions conducted in confined water until the student is confident; then practiced in open water .Once the basic skills have been mastered and the student is comfortable with their diving techniques, the student can begin the internationally recognised Red Sea Research diver course, which is specifically designed to teach a student the knowledge and skills required to give a solid foundation in marine biological and geographical research. It will cover the aspects of marine research data collection and surveying techniques vital to becoming a competent marine sciences volunteer or future researcher. It will also increase the student’s environmental awareness while promoting organisational skills, problem solving abilities, self confidence, and the social and technical skills needed to allow a student to work as part of a Marine scientific research team.
The Red Sea Research course is separated into 7 modules; each module is divided into academic and practical sessions specifically designed to compliment the seceding module.
Once a student has reached an acceptable level, they will be allowed to conduct supervised surveys on behalf of the Egyptian National parks authority and assist in ongoing research projects conducted by independent research organisations operating in the Red sea.
Internationally recognised Red Sea Research Diver and SCUBA certification will be issued to all students after successfully completing the modular courses, which will allow a student to assist in any research project being conducted in Sinai with a minimal amount of specialised training; Our courses can be deferred and completed over several visits allowing a student to become a professional Research diver. Once the Research diver course has been completed; and if no research diving has been logged by the student within 18 months, a short refresher will be required for updated techniques.
All qualified research divers will be entered into our volunteer database and will be regularly updated with upcoming volunteer projects.
Students will be housed in our Standard accommodation with a minimum of 2 persons per room. Up grades are possible on request.
Our modern, fully equipped dive centre is located near the beach front, close to the centre of Dahab’s main amenities, and meets all European and CDWS safety standards.
There are 2 fully equipped re-compression chambers with fully qualified staff based in Dahab.
Student minimum requirements:
Students will be required to supply their own: Diving mask, snorkel, booties, and open heel fins, underwater timing device, Travel Insurance, Visa.
The Red sea Research Itinerary is a standard format and may be subject to minor changes due to seasonal weather conditions and the requirements of ongoing research projects.
All course days begin at 9:00am with 1 day off per week, for recreation, self study or project work.
For a full itinerary or adjusted price please contact us with your individual requirements.